Mothering Sunday – the fourth Sunday in Lent, known during Tudor times as Refreshment Sunday – returning to the church of one’s baptism.
A time to think about how we provide care, security, love to families and children [and] to make sure that God is part of that equation […], as we open our doors to be places into which Jesus has been invited.
A time to celebrate everything that Mary and mothering represent:
“As God’s chosen people, holy and blessed, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3 v12)
An opportunity to thank God for his offer of love, for his enfolding us by his Spirit, and an opportunity to grow our faith and to know what it means for the love of God to be present in our lives.